2020 New Year Giveaway: What Is a Modern Nurse?
2019 has been filled with opportunities to introduce the world to a more authentic representation of nurses today. We have seen everything from pictures of nurses defeated from tough shifts to nurses running marathons in scrubs. We have even seen nurses unite in outrage when it was suggested that they primarily played cards while on duty, when in truth, most don't even have time for a lunch break.
Even with these revealing snapshots into our lives, there’s so much more to being a modern nurse that most people don’t think about: educating the public about their health, advocating for patients, and pursuing additional passions beyond our three shifts a week.
Modern nurses are modern-day superheroes, both on and off the job.
Year of the Modern Nurse
As you may know, 2020 has been declared Year of the Nurse. At Trusted, we’re declaring 2020 Year of the Modern Nurse.
We want this to be the year that you take control of your career and forge a path toward the nurse -- and the person -- you want to be, and we’ve been busy working on solutions to help you do just that!
In the meantime, we’re giving away items that’ll help you bring forward your best self no matter what you’re focused on. Check out the goodies below we’ve selected to make 2020 your year!
On the Job
Scrubs are a staple in the modern nurse’s wardrobe, but there’s no reason to simply settle for the first scrub top and bottom that meets your facility’s dress requirements. FIGS have been hailed by one of our own as the “comfiest [scrubs] I have ever owned in my life!” Even better, their “threads for threads” program sends scrubs to clinicians and healthcare organizations in need worldwide.
Cloves Sneakers + Sockwell Compression Socks
New year, new shoes. We know that the nursing wardrobe doesn’t stop at scrubs. As nurses, being on our feet all day (or night) is par for the course, so it’s important to gear up with shoes that are built for the job, like these Clove Sneakers. We love this brand because they’ve designed shoes from scratch to meet the needs of healthcare professionals: much to the joy of those of us on our feet for 12 hours at a time.
These shoes aren't just visually appealing and super supportive, they are also liquid-repellent and stain-resistant, protecting you from any spills. With odor-fighting, machine washable insoles, they will keep your feet protected and fresh! Speaking of feet, we're also including a pair of Sockwell compression socks to ward off swollen feet and spider veins. This is a brand we love thanks to a fun combination of quality and style.
Hydroflask (wide mouth with straw lid, 32oz)
It’s no secret that hydration is important to our health, so why not invest in a water bottle that’s built to last? Better yet, invest in one that’s built to last and insulate! Whether for water during your breaks or a steady dose of caffeine to get you through the shift, we know that water bottles are on any modern nurse’s pack list for work, and Hydroflask gets the job done.
We’re not sure about you, but one of our New Year's resolutions is more home-cooked meals! Eating out (or ordering in) too often can be expensive and -- depending on the closest food options to your hospital -- unhealthy. We’re also including something to help keep your soups warm and your salads cold: a S’well container! Skip the next lunch trip (or three!) to the hospital cafeteria or cafe.
Taking a nature break after a busy week at the hospital? Make your next adventure in the great outdoors even greater. Whether you're checking out a national park, enjoying a well-deserved trip to the beach, or even chilling in your own backyard, Yeti Coolers have got our vote. We love Yeti's brand of freedom and flexibility just as much as we appreciate the durability and utility of their coolers. Now, it's your turn to check them out!
Improving Your Physical Health
Aaptiv Subscription + Lululemon Gift Card
How many times have you made some variation of “exercise more” part of your New Year's resolution, then settled for the number of steps you get in on your shifts? Hey, we’ve been there too. For the modern nurse, work-life balance can definitely make things like exercise an uphill battle. We believe that flexibility is important for the modern nurse--after all, no two weeks on or off the job are the same--so we’re including a subscription to Aaptiv to guarantee that nurses are free to pursue their health goals, regardless of the time and place.
And while we’re at it, we’re tossing in a gift card to Lululemon: they offer comfy, high-quality activewear for men and women in a variety of colors and styles. Who knows, they might even be as comfortable as your favorite pair of scrubs! Almost. Fitness goals, here we come!
Orihea Sleep Mask + YMN Weighted Blanket
How do you unwind at the end of a long day (or night) and recharge for the next shift? Chances are, a key ingredient is some quality sleep. But how to ensure you get your quality zzz’s when your sleeping conditions are less than ideal? With some quality sleep aids, of course! For when those blackout curtains just aren’t cutting it, we’re including a sleep mask and weighted blanket to give you a head start on a good night’s sleep.
Apple Watch + Airpods
We know that many of you may not have access to your phone on shift. Our solution? An Apple Watch, which can keep you connected while your phone is safely stashed away. And because two upgrades are better than one, we’re including Airpods in our giveaway, too! In typical Apple fashion, your Airpods will be able to sync with your Apple Watch to deliver many of the same functionalities that you’d typically use your cell phone for, all without the hassle that a cell phone brings.
From calls to music to tracking your sleep and steps, get ready for a new and improved Apple experience… all while telling time, of course.
Away Carry-on Suitcase
For those of you nurses looking to travel more this year (or even travel between assignments!), packing can be a stressful process. Unfortunately, most suitcases and travel bags that we’re aware of don’t make that process any easier. That’s why we were super excited to learn about the sleek, space-efficient, durable design of Away’s carry-on suitcases, and why we’re including one in our giveaway.
Even better? You have the option of including an ejectable, flight-safe battery to charge your electronics on the go. Yup, they think of everything.
Knack Spa Kit
Spending some quality “me” time inside? Give yourself the rest and relaxation that you deserve with a spa day at home! The Knack kit features a bath soak, sea sponge, and candle, among other things to keep you cozy and rejuvenated this winter.
How to Join?
We hope you’re as excited as we are for what’s in store for 2020 (and our giveaway)! Be sure to enter our Year of the Modern Nurse Giveaway for a chance to win all of these items and start your New Year off right!